Top 9 Things to Do in General Santos City the Home of Manny Pacquiao


5. Go to the Gensan Fish Port Complex.

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Gensan is known for its abundant and class A tuna, as well. So, if you want to get (or see) the freshest, biggest and best tuna, then you should be at the port as early as 4 AM in order to achieve a full-on tuna experience. Other than tuna, you will also get to see fish of all sorts.

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What to wear: a sleeved shirt, pants, and closed shoes with socks)


Gensan Fish Port Complex

P. Acharon Boulevard corner Papaya Street, Barangay Tambler, General Santos

63 (083) 380-7256


4. Visit RDEX Foods.

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If you’ve failed to buy fresh tuna and seafood from the Gensan Fish Port Complex, then you could pass by RDEX Foods on your way to the airport to buy some frozen food items instead. They will pack them into a styro box for you to keep the frozen items cool. Keep in mind that they will need to be checked-in at the airport, though.


RDEX Foods

 Ground Floor 1 RD Realty Bldg., National Highway, Dadiangas East9500 General Santos City

(083)302-2038, (083)301-3681, (083) 301-3680, (083) 301-3687, (083) 301-9205


3. Eat at Nadie’s Chicken House.

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Nadie’s is a certified non-pork establishment famous for its grilled chicken infused with flavours that excite every palette. I’ve never eaten chicken as flavourful and as tender as I had at Nadie’s. You might also want to try their Ensalandang Talong on the side.

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Nadie’s Chicken House

Along the National Highway, Brgy. Dadiangas East, General Santos City

Alfresco, SM City General Santos City

National Highway, Brgy. Calumpang, General Santos City

KCC Mall, General Santos City


2. Go White Water Tubing.



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If you’re feeling risky, you can opt to get wet and wild at Pangi River’s White Water Tubing, as well, which makes use of an improvised donut floatie/tube as it glides you around the river.


Pangi River’s White Water Tubing 

Pangi River, Brgy. New La Union, Maitum Sarangani Province

(0910) 312 7772

1. Work Out at Pacman’s Wild Card Gym.

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Last but not the least, your Gensan trip wouldn’t be complete without visiting Manny Pacquiao’s Gym. To be honest, as a tourist, I wasn’t aiming for anything fitness-related at all given the time restrain. All I wanted was to see Mr. Pacquiao in the flesh and to have a “selfie” with him. The Jovers gave us the very rare opportunity to meet the one and only “People’s Champ”!!! I must say that this stop was the ultimate cherry on top! 

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We were all so starstruck and in awe of his presence and his astounding speed and skill. It was definitely a fangirl moment for me. He was surprisingly very friendly and he even allowed us to have a photo op, even though he was in the middle of his training.


Pacman Wild Card Gym

6:00 AM – 9:00 PM

San Miguel Street 9500 General Santos

(083) 552 1854

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So, When in Manila and looking for a  place that offers fun and adventures, then you definitely must visit General Santos City. You won’t regret it!

Top 9 Things to Do in General Santos City, the Home of Manny Pacquiao


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